R.Kelly must be locked up for more than a quarter of a century … according to federal prosecutors, and this is only for the one case for which he was convicted.
federal prosecutors for the Eastern District of New York – who got a conviction against Kelly last September – have just filed their recommendation for sentencing, and they believe there are more than enough reasons to dismiss him for “more than 25 years”.
In the documents, obtained by TMZ, authorities say Kelly is particularly threatening because of her history of attraction to minors. Prosecutors block the case of his relationship with Aliyah as an example, saying he “started sexually abusing her when she was only 12 or 13”. As they explained during the trial, Kelly married her in an effort to cover up this abuse and avoid criminal charges.
Other reasons prosecutors want the judge to throw the book at Kelly include his child pornography recordings … and the “physical and psychological” abuse of women. Of course, much of this was detailed in the documentary “Surviving R. Kelly” — things like Kelly making women call him “Daddy,” violent spankings if they disobeyed his rules, and prolonged isolation like punishment.
They also say Kelly knew he had genital herpes in 2004 but continued to have sex with women without telling them.
The feds are especially concerned because they say Kelly continued to commit all these heinous acts even after he was arrested and tried in 2008.
And there’s this…as we all know, R. Kelly has an impressive catalog of hits, and prosecutors say it led him to believe that “his musical talent absolved him of any need to conform to its conduct – however predatory, harmful it may be”. , humiliating or abusive to others – within the limits of the law.”
Add it all up, and the feds say that’s why they’re recommending the judge put Kelly behind bars at least until he’s over 70. He is currently 55 and sentencing is scheduled for June 29.
Keep in mind that Kelly always faces another federal case out of illinoismore than one state trial in minnesota.